November 23, 2020
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We have a new culinary tour – in Morocco – and we couldn’t be more excited.
We love adding new culinary vacations to the already great list of trips we offer. We have a ton of wonderful cooking vacations in Europe, so it’s especially fun when we find new culinary tours in non-European destinations.
Our new luxury Morocco culinary tour features many of the things you love about our tours, including hands-on cooking classes featuring Jewish-Moroccan cuisine, outdoor bread making, tagines, fish, and pastries. Moroccan food is a fabulous mix of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Arabic, Andalusian, and Berber influences, and you can explore the depths of flavor in during food tastings, market visits, and street food tours.
A highlight of the culinary tour in Morocco is sure to be the excursion to the Sahara. After traveling by 4×4 into the the Sahara you will finish the trip by camel to your luxury desert camp. Don’t worry, you’ll have your own tent with comfortable double bed and en suite bath. Spend the evening under that stars listening to traditional music and baking bread on an outdoor fire. Then wake early for breakfast watching the sun rise over the sand dunes.
There are numerous fascinating cultural excursions included as part of the culinary tour as well. You will see ancient Roman ruins in Volubilis, the imperial city of Meknes, and of course the medina of Fes. Visit local tanneries and markets with an expert guide, and hike through the stunning Dades Gorge, and explore the ancient ksar (fortified village) of Ait ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
No trip to Morocco is complete without a trip to Marrakech. You will see the souks, the mdenia, the imperial palaces, as well as other cultural sites such as the Yves Saint Laurent’s exotic home and gardens. Top it off with a relaxing spa experience and you’ll be ready for the next leg of your journey!
Check out our recipe for chicken tagine with sweet potatoes.
Essaouira is the final stop for those doing our 9-night itinerary. It is a beautiful sea-side town. Whether you are visiting a winery or looking at the bizarre and fantastical “goat trees” that produce the prized Argan oil, it will charm you. or those doing he extended 12-night cooking vacation, the last night will be in Casablanca. Find all the details here!
Ready to travel? Give us a call and we’ll help you start planning!
By Peg Kern
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